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Thief tries to charge $2,000 bar bill to Trey Lyles

(Source: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America)

(Source: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America)

Unbeknownst to him, Trey Lyles was almost a victim of a serial drink-and-dasher in Washington D.C. On March 23, 21-year-old Nicholas James Cooper was arrested after trying to charge $2,220.40 worth of booze and food, including a $1,200 shot of rare whiskey, to Trey Lyles’ room at the Ritz Carlton.

From the Washington Post:

On March 23, police said, Cooper showed up at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End, where a report says he rang up a $2,200 bar bill, which included the $1,200 shot from a limited-edition bottle from the Teeling Whiskey Co. Police said in an affidavit that Cooper charged the $2,220.40 bill to the room of Trey Lyles, a forward for the Denver Nuggets. Hours earlier the team had beaten the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.

Authorities confronted Cooper in the lobby, where a bottle of booze fell out of his pocket as he was tackled to the ground. Cooper had been on a drinking-and-dashing spree across D.C., ringing up bills at several major hotels across the city and leaving before the check arrived. No word on whether he chose a random hotel room number for the bill at the Ritz Carlton or if he specifically targeted Trey Lyles.

[Washington Post]


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6 Comments for Thief tries to charge $2,000 bar bill to Trey Lyles

  1. I am a teetotaler and I despise alcohol (I grew up without my biological father because of it, and lost 2 brothers because of it), but even if I didn’t, is there ANY drink that would be worth $1200 a shot? Scottie beam me up! I guess if you have Trump money you can afford it, but wow.

    • jaws2
      7:05 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      Or Gates money, or Buffett money, or Clinton money, or Obama money, or Soros money, or Bezos money, or anybody in Hollywood money or………..! Oh, I guess Trump is the only guy that could afford this.

    • gobble gobble
      8:34 pm April 2, 2018 Permalink

      I know, right?! Trump’s gonna have so much commissary in prison!

    • His was just the first name that came to mind. Yeesh. Lighten up people. I’m sorry I forgot to list all the oil barons in Texas and Saudi Arabia too.

  2. Racerr11
    9:26 am April 3, 2018 Permalink


  3. Racerr11
    9:35 am April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Ok I got it no more non sports comments. Sorry